Bart and Mabel were so enjoying their hikes together:
What wonderful times they had together:
It was an endless summer of fun:
Bart got his first taste of ice cream as Ms. Lou showed him what to do:
We also explored the upper area of the Arroyo a last time... the trails were still too damaged from the fire and the climb in and out was getting too much for the girl. The fence to this pond had never been opened before and Mabel had the best swim!
In November, working in the shop, I took one of my all time favorite pics of Mabel... the infamous "BaconHead" photo. I dropped in a pink background and it hangs over my sofa. This is the original:
The old jeepster needed a new tranny and Mabel, as always, was so happy when her Bessie got home! Whenever Bessie was sick and prevented us from creeking every single day, Mabel was simply thrilled to see her. She would often kiss the car!
For her 10th birthday, Mabel and Bart got a trip to In N Out Burger. She was SO happy!
The old girl still loved to run and play with her pals:
And while the ducks came back in the spring of 2012, Mabel had resigned herself to keeping her distance while keeping watch.
Overall, Ten was a pretty sweet year: